Policy for Deposits to hold a booking
You must confirm a booking for one of our guides by purchasing a tour through our website or over the phone to the ToursByLocals office. contact
You pay ToursByLocals in advance, then ToursByLocals holds your money in trust - only paying the guide when the tour is successfully delivered.
If your purchase meets the following conditions, you can confirm your booking with an advance payment (see booking form for details of calculation):
- Tour date is 45 or more days from now
- The tour is not a Live Virtual Tour
- Amount due at time of booking is 200 USD or greater (or equivalent in other currency) after deducting any promotional code, applicable fees or taxes.
If your tour is for a date within 45 days, or if the amount due at time of booking is less than 200 USD after deducting any promotional code, applicable fees or taxes (or equivalent in other currency), or if the tour is a Live Virtual Tour, you pay the full amount to ToursByLocals at the time of booking.
Please note that deposits are not currently available for tours in the following places: Somalia, Iran and Sevastopol.